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drop everything

To stop one's current activity to tend to someone or something else. My mom always expects me to drop everything when she has the slightest problem. Don't drop everything, just call me when you get a chance.
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drop everything

Fig. to stop doing whatever you are doing. Drop everything and go outside. The house is on fire. Do you expect me to drop everything and come and pick you up at school?
See also: drop, everything
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The adversary explained with enthusiasm, and the other raven dropped everything and came.
The young woman with the flannel bandage waited, and dropped everything on the table wherever it happened to go, and never moved it again until she put it on the stairs.
Of course I dropped everything and set out for the North once more.
Kanye has dropped everything to help his father upon hearing the news.
Following the news, Kanye dropped everything to help his dad.
And she said she had 'dropped everything' to cheer on her pal.
She said: "They literally dropped everything and got in the car.
"But I was so pleasantly and happily surprised when he dropped everything to take care of me when I needed it the most.
Kind-hearted Florence dropped everything to bring the show to the stricken youngster's bedside in May.
The good news is Miley Cyrus dropped everything to host for me.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, he said: "The lawyer in London sent out this letter saying what I wanted to do and a huge amount of people from California said that I couldn't call myself Hollywood, so my lawyer sent back letters saying 'Paul's family name goes back 600 years and if you can prove Hollywood has been around before that he will back down, otherwise he will sue you for using his name on a sign on the side of a mountain.' "They dropped everything!" The winner of the last series of the baking show, Nadiya Hussain, baked the Queen's 90th birthday cake.
When we asked to talk to him about signing he dropped everything and came over that day.
The word on the street is that Tamer dropped everything to go with his wife to the US and will remain there for a few months until she gives birth in order to grant his first child the American citizenship.